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Transplant Program Performs 2,000th Liver Transplant
The Transplant Program performed their 2,000th Liver Transplant this month and was featured on Channel 4 news as a part of their Mother’s Day celebration. Watch the video at:
New Certification Scholarship named for
Candia Baker Laughlin!
Suzanne Wells, President, announced at the 2013 conference that a $1,000 perpetual certification scholarship has been named in honor of Candia Baker Laughlin, MS, RN-BC. The scholarship recognizes Candy’s commitment to nurses achieving certification, as well as honors all of the work she has done to educate ambulatory and telehealth nurses around the world. The scholarship will be awarded annually to one member to cover the exam fee, study materials, and other expenses related to achieving certification.
What's New In Nurse Recruitment and Retention...
Nurse Week Celebration Updates
- First round registration is complete.
- Registration re-opens May 30. Beginning May 30, nurses may select one additional option
from choices that have not filled.
Look for option details @ www.UMnursing.org
Second Round Registration Begins May 30
Watch For Elevator Wraps Featuring Nurse Colleagues
IBCLC Care Award
Mott and VVWH Lactation Consultants have received the IBCLC Care Award. Their daily efforts, to promote and support breastfeeding moms and infants to provide mother’s milk, ensures that we are proving outstanding patient care, consistent with the Michigan Difference.
The Lactation Consultants that have received this honor: Kim Armstrong, Linda Faubert, Carrie Pawlowski, Johanna Rose, and Tenley Street.
UMHS Nurses Receive
Three UMHS nurses were recently notified this month that they will receive one of six Nursing Excellence Awards from Heartland/Midwest Nurse.com. The GEM Awards are given by nurses to acknowledge excellence in nursing care and leadership. Jenna Dziedzic, RN from Unit 7D received the Nursing Excellence award in the Clinical Care, Inpatient category, Sarah Deflon from Unit 7C received the award for Volunteerism, and Joan McNiece, RN, Nurse Manager of CVC4 and CVC5 received the GEM Award for Patient and Staff Management.
Theresa Kennedy, RN, BSN and Sue Roebuck, RN, BSN 12 East staff, represented our C&W Hospital at the recent “Get Connected“ conference sponsored by the Get Well Network (GWN) held in San Diego. Theresa represented UMHS on a panel discussion regarding the digital whiteboard project that is being piloted on 12 East Mott. The conference was three days of intense collaboration, introductions to innovative technology and motivational discussions with the GWN staff and other institutions from across the nation. The future plan is for GWN to be deployed throughout our institution as a Patient Interactive Care System, including digital whiteboard.
Brian J. Armstrong, RN (Peds Cardiology) of the Michigan Congenital Heart Center and others presented their abstract and poster, “Map Shift on Carto 3 Due to Right Main Stem Intubation in a Child During ‘Minimal Fluoro’ Ablation” at the Heart Rhythm Society in Denver, Colorado.
Denise O’Brien, RN (PACU) recently had a chapter published: O’Brien, D. (2014). The perianesthesia patient. In Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (Eds.). Critical care nursing: Diagnosis and management (Chapter 42). St. Louis, Mo: Mosby/Elsevier.
The 1st Annual Burn Injury Awareness Weekend was a big success!
It was an inspiring celebration with our burn survivors, families, and community partners. We had 50 attendees at the Saturday Burn Survivor and Family Education Workshop, 9 educational safety booths, and over 200 people walked to promote burn awareness and prevention.
Be sure to join us next year and spread the word on burn injury awareness and prevention!
- Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference September 28
- Michigan Reproductive Nurses Association's 14th Annual Conference April 13th at Eagle Crest Conference Center
Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference September 28:
Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend the September 28 conference Ambulatory Care Nursing: Steering the Future of Healthcare. UMHS Ambulatory Care Nursing department is co-providing this educational program with Henry Ford Health System and the Great Lakes Ambulatory Nursing Networking Group. Information is now posted on the web at:
Michigan Reproductive Nurses Association's 14th Annual Conference April 13th at Eagle Crest Conference Center
“Best conference ever.” “Very dynamic speakers.” These were just a few of the positive comments shared by the thirty eight reproductive endocrinology nurses attending Michigan Reproductive Nurses Association’s 14th Annual Conference held April 13th at the Eagle Crest Conference Center.
Guest speakers are both nationally and internationally known in the field of reproductive endocrinology; this year including UMMC Jason Swain Ph.D., HCLD Director ART Laboratories, Assistant Professor OB/GYN, Center for Reproductive Medicine. The conference is planned and executed by a voluntary board of five reproductive endocrinology nurses including Center for Reproductive Medicine nurses, Kristina Bak, BSN RN acting President and DeLynn Howe, BSN, RNC current Treasurer.
MRNA's mission is to be a leader in the development and advancement of quality educational opportunities for nurses, other practitioners, and patients in the field of REI and Ob/Gyn. MRNA is a respected and recognized leader in the development of continuing educational opportunities for nurses and other practitioners in the field of REI and Ob/Gyn around the country.